Tag Archives: Consumerism

What happened to individual empowerment in the internet age?

By Kurt Cobb Source: Resilience Apple Computer’s 1984 Superbowl commercial—one of the most iconic television commercials ever made—announced two things: the introduction of the Macintosh computer and that this computer could in some fashion allow each of us to escape … Continue reading

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Our Vanishing World: Rainforests

By Robert J. Burrowes Rainforests are a crucial feature of Earth’s biosphere. Apart from being critical to Earth’s climate and vital carbon sinks, the major player in Earth’s hydrological (water) cycle, a massive producer of oxygen and home to most … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Fight Club

Fight Club: A philosophical analysis Alter ego, consumerism, identity, anarchy, masculinity, order and chaos. By DM Source: blastingnews Based on Chuck Palahniuk’s novel of the same name, a film that was initially a commercial failure is now widely considered a … Continue reading

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The Limited Mind: Why Fear is Driving Humanity to Extinction

By Robert J. Burrowes I have previously written many articles describing one or more aspects of the dysfunctional nature of the typical human mind, together with an explanation of how this came about and what we can do about it. … Continue reading

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HOW THE AMERICAN CULTURE OF CONVENIENCE IS KILLING US

By Daisy Luther Source: Waking Times In the United States, we are lucky to have massive convenience at our fingertips. I was talking to one of the instructors for the urban survival course, who is from Sweden, on a car … Continue reading

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Surgical Totalitarianism

By Dan Corjescu Source: Dissident Voice You don’t have to control everything to be in total control. In the modern world this seeming paradox is a systemic reality. In the past, classic totalitarian governments sought to literally control every aspect of … Continue reading

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Why Activists Fail

By Robert J. Burrowes Despite enormous ongoing effort over more than a thousand years, during and since the formation and shaping of the modern world, and as the number of issues being contested has steadily increased, activists of many types … Continue reading

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Degrowth: closing the global wealth divide

Contradicting the dominant paradigm that economic growth equals development, degrowth theorists argue that serious cutbacks are crucial to protect life on our planet. By Riccardo Mastini Source: ROAR Today, some 4.3 billion people — more than 60 percent of the … Continue reading

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